The Connaught Bar named best in the world for second consecutive year

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By James McAllister

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The Connaught Bar named best in the world for second consecutive year at The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021

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The Connaught Bar in London's Mayfair has claimed the top spot in The World’s 50 Best Bars list for the second consecutive year.

The list, which was revealed at a live awards ceremony last night (7 December) at the Roundhouse in Camden, saw Connaught Bar, which is led by Agostino Perrone, Giorgio Bargiani and Maura Milia, hold on to the coveted title; while Alex Kratena and Monica Berg's Shoreditch bar Tayēr + Elementary took the number two spot, having ranked at number five last year.

In total just three UK bars, all in London, featured in this year's top 50 list, with the other being Heddon Street's Kwānt, ranking at number 31 having placed at number six last year. 

The World’s 50 Best Bars list 2021, sponsored by Perrier, features bars from a total of 17 countries, with 18 new entries spread across Australia, India, Mexico, Russia, Argentina, Sweden, Spain, China and the UAE.

“Connaught Bar, we salute you – to be named The World’s Best Bar for two consecutive years is a feat that previously only two bars have achieved in the awards’ 13-year history," says Mark Sansom, content editor for The World’s 50 Best Bars.

"It’s a testament to Ago Perrone and his team’s continued pursuit of excellence, which is encapsulated in the way they have developed and modernised the Martini cocktail.

"We also want to send all the venues on the 2021 list of The World’s 50 Best Bars huge congratulations. It’s been another incredibly tough year for hospitality and the industry’s resilience and togetherness through these challenges is humbling. We hope that the positive stories around the bars’ success in the awards will help to drive vital business in the weeks and months to come.”

Last night's ceremony marked a return to physical events for The World's 50 Best Bars, which is run by William Reed, following a virtual awards in 2020​.

The list of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 in full:

1 Connaught Bar, London, UK
2 Tayēr + Elementary, London, UK
3 Paradiso, Barcelona, Spain
4 The Clumsies, Athens, Greece
5 Florería Atlántico, Buenos Aires, Argentina
6 Licorería Limantour, Mexico City, Mexico
7 Coa, Hong Kong, China
8 El Copitas, St Petersburg, Russia
9 Jigger & Pony, Singapore
10 Katana Kitten, New York, USA
11 Two Schmucks, Barcelona, Spain
12 Hanky Panky, Mexico City, Mexico
13 Insider Bar, Moscow, Russia
14 Baba au Rum, Athens, Greece
15 Manhattan, Singapore
16 Atlas, Singapore
17 Zuma, Dubai, UAE
18 The SG Club, Tokyo, Japan
19 Drink Kong, Rome, Italy
20 1930, Milan, Italy
21 Presidente, Buenos Aires, Argentina
22 Maybe Sammy, Sydney, Australia
23 Cantina OK!, Sydney, Australia
24 Salmon Guru, Madrid, Spain
25 Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City, Mexico
26 No Sleep Club, Singapore
27 Camparino in Galleria, Milan, Italy
28 Café La Trova, Miami, USA
29 Little Red Door, Paris, France
30 Dante, New York, USA
31 Kwānt, London, UK
32 Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo, Japan
33 Tres Monos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
34 Attaboy, New York, USA
35 Lucy’s Flower Shop, Stockholm, Sweden
36 MO Bar, Singapore
37 Sips, Barcelona, Spain
38 Baltra Bar, Mexico City, Mexico
39 Sober Company, Shanghai, China
40 Tjoget, Stockholm, Sweden
41 Epic, Shanghai, China
42 Charles H, Seoul, South Korea
43 Tippling Club, Singapore
44 Above Board, Melbourne, Australia
45 Galaxy Bar, Dubai, UAE
46 Re, Sydney, Australia
47 Sidecar, New Delhi, India
48 Union Trading Company, Shanghai, China
49 DarkSide, Hong Kong, China
50 Quinary, Hong Kong, China

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